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    A plant sale and garden product marketplace.

    Spring Garden Market

    Friday & Saturday, April 10 & 11

    Kick off spring with a visit to River Farm for the D.C. area's first major plant sale of the year! 

    We're offering new hours, more vendors, cooking demonstrations, and kids' activities.

    Friday, April 10

    10 a.m. to 12 p.m. AHS Members-Only Morning, with complimentary coffee and pastries, and the first opportunity to buy from our vendors. Current members will need to show a membership card or other proof of membership. Nonmembers may join on site for admittance.

    12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Open to all. Kids and leashed pets welcome too!

    Saturday, April 11

    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Open to all. Kids and leashed pets welcome, too!


    Dozens of vendors will be selling a wide variety of plants and seeds, along with garden decor, accessories, books, and botanically themed art. A list of vendors will be posted in mid-March.

    Shop for herbs, native plants, vegetable starts, and specialty plants with our longtime, favorite vendors.

    Discover new garden decor with vendors who are joining the Spring Garden Market for the first time.

    Shop for vintage gardening books from our AHS archives.

    Pet the alpacas from Kino Alpaca Criations.

    Explore family friendly activities at the kids' table.

    Master Gardeners will be onsite throughout the event to answer gardening questions.


    Have a snack or lunch at the Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company food truck, an award-winning local favorite with a variety of barbeque, side dishes, and beverages.

    Coffee and coffee beans will be sold by Cafe Kreyol.

    Garden Carts and Tote Bags

    A few carts and wheelbarrows will be available onsite for carrying purchases to your car, but you may want to BYOC (bring your own cart).

    Beyer Subaru will have tote bags on hand for plant sale attendees.

    Art Show

    Inside the Estate House enjoy an art show depicting cherry blossoms and other botanical subjects by Salon 8, a group of local  painters; all pieces are for sale with prices as marked.


    New this year are cooking demonstrations by Whole Foods, and rose-bead-making demonstrations by the Herb Society of America, Potomac Unit. 


    FREE for AHS members with valid membership card, and $5 per car (cash only) for non-members. This fee may be applied toward an AHS membership.

    Please note that parking is not permitted on East Boulevard Drive outside of River Farm's gates, per the National Park Service - towing is enforced.

    Proceeds from the Spring Garden Market benefit the American Horticultural Society's outreach programs and the stewardship of River Farm. For more information, call (703) 768-5700.

    Many thanks to our sponsors DigiLink, The Care of Trees, Whole Foods, Beyer Subaru, Rocklands Barbeque and Company, Limelight Inc., Fort Hunt Animal Hospital, and Mount Vernon Gazette.